Kirsty N. Prior

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The behavioural aspects of somatic symptom disorders have received minimal research attention to date. The first section of this paper identifies key theoretical perspectives relevant to behavioural responses to illness. Specifically, the sociological concept of illness behaviour is offered as a general framework in which to consider the range of(More)
The primary aim was to explore the factor structure of the Illness Behaviour Questionnaire (IBQ) and the generalisability of the derived dimensions to both general community members and four chronic illness groups. A questionnaire was administered to 675 participants, comprising 344 from the community, 80 with asthma, 95 with diabetes, 79 with chronic pain(More)
BACKGROUND Medical student selection and assessment share an underlying high stakes context with the need for valid and reliable tools. This study examined the predictive validity of three tools commonly used in Australia: previous academic performance (Grade Point Average (GPA)), cognitive aptitude (a national admissions test), and non-academic qualities(More)
OBJECTIVE Key psychometric information was sought for three newly derived dimensions from an abridged Illness Behaviour Questionnaire (IBQ-31): Affirmation of Illness (AI), Concern for Health (CH) and General Affective State (GAS). The construct validity of these scales was examined along with their test-retest reliability and long-term stability. DESIGN(More)
Abnormal illness behavior (AIB) refers to a maladaptive manner of experiencing, evaluating, or acting in response to health and illness that is disproportionate to evident pathology. The construct was originally informed by the sociological notions of the sick role and illness behavior. The present article provides a comprehensive review of the conceptual(More)
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